News: Learn to ‘map your neighborhood’; course offers disaster response training

Clallam County Emergency Management will have a “Map Your Neighborhood” course at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

Disasters, by definition, are events that overwhelm police, fire and medical 9-1-1 emergency responders.

MYN helps residents organize a timely response to a disaster when 9-1-1 is unavailable. Neighbors working together can reduce the serious consequences of disaster in their neighborhood.

• Participants will learn a nine-step Neighborhood Response Plan that immediately helps residents know what to do — both at home and in the neighborhood — to respond to injuries and propane leaks, and how to assist people who may be alone and frightened.

• The instructor will identify the skills and equipment each neighbor has that are useful in an effective and timely disaster response.

• Completing this course will enable participants to be trainers for other groups.

• Participants will go home with the materials to organize and train their neighborhood groups, a contact list and a skills and equipment inventory.

For more information, call Carolyne at 477-2163 or John at 681-2924.

To schedule a class, contact Penny Linterman, Program Coordinator II, Clallam County Emergency Management, at 417-2483.

Residents representing neighborhoods northeast and northwest of Sequim are especially encouraged to attend.

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